Will Smith Jr is a 6'3" 260 lbs. Defensive Lineman from Dublin Coffman High School in Central Ohio. He committed to Ohio State on January 23rd, 2022 shortly after making his second visit to campus. He is rated as a 3 star prospect for 2023, the 69th best defensive lineman in the country, and the 14th best overall prospect in Ohio. He played both end and tackle for the Rocks and is the son of late Ohio State and New Orleans Saint defensive end, Will Smith.
Who Recruited Will Smith Jr
Smith was recruited by Mike Daniels for Georgia Tech, Terrance Jamison for Illinois, Marty Long for Northwestern, and Andrew Jackson for West Virginia. He has a number of college scholarship offers including Ohio State, Ball State, Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Kentucky. He has always been a huge Buckeye fan since growing up right outside of Columbus.
Will Smith Jr College Visits
Smith made a number college visits prior to deciding on his destination including trips to Ohio State on October 9th, 2021 for their game against Maryland, Purdue on September 4th, 2021, Marshall on September 11th, 2021, Bowling Green on September 18th, 2021, and Notre Dame on October 2nd, 2021. He made another visit to Ohio State prior to committing where he met with Larry Johnson and new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.
Crystal Ball Predictions
Prior to his commitment Smith had a number of Crystal Ball Predictions on his final school selection. Steve Wiltfong on January 14th had medium confidence in Ohio State. Bill Kurelic on January 17th had medium confidence in Ohio State. Allen Trieu on January 14th had High Confidence in Ohio State. And Eric Lammers and Russell Johnson were predicting Ohio State shortly before his announcement.
Introducing Ohio: Will Smith, Jr.